A stout defensive performance from the Edmond North Huskies paved the way for a shutout win as they beat the Putnam City North Panthers 28-0 Friday night at Putnam City Stadium.
In the second half, the Huskies had four sacks and held the Panthers to under 20 yards of total offense, giving up only 105 yards throughout the game.
Edmond North struck early on two 1st quarter touchdown passes by Stephen McClerrnon to Luke Rossi. In the second half, the Huskies went to the ground. Early in the 3rd, Paul Lasiter took a sweep 13 yards and found the end zone putting the Huskies up 21-0. The last scoring of the game occurred on the following drive when Panther quarterback Chase Sparks 3rd down pass was picked off and taken back to the house leaving the game at 28-0.
Huskies running back Richard McCauley led the way on the ground picking up 137 yards on just 16 carries.
The Panthers struggled all night on offense, especially with blocking. Head coach Bob Wilson made that clear.
“We didn’t block anybody,” Wilson said. “You can’t give them field possession close to midfield. I don’t know anybody who can stop that consistently.”
Miscommunication with the Panther offense was also very common with multiple delays of game called throughout the contest. The team just could not flow well together.
“The whole team has just got to click together,” offensive lineman Sean Mulroney. “It has to be a full team effort and we have to work together and then we will get some positive results.”
PC North moves to 0-1 in district play and 0-4 on the year. They play their first game away from PC Stadium when they travel to take on the Moore Lions next Thursday.